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posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 20, 2009

Not every magnetic substance has a north and a south pole…some are monopolar.

The work is the first to make use of the magnetic monopoles that exist in special crystals known as spin ice.

Spin ice! Also I guess they went with the awkward magnetricity name because electromagnetism was taken. (via mouser, who says “Suck it, Maxwell”)